The actual charges against George Obama were suspicion of possessing marijuana. Apparently George Obama was arrested in a Nairobi slum. While George had no marijuana on his person, other people picked up with George did have it in their possession according to Kenya police spokesman Eric Kiraithe. The charge involving possessing cannabis and resisting arrest can result in up to a year in jail. "Police in Kenya do not look at criminals in light of associations with relatives," Kiraithe said to CNN. Half brother George Obama
did not attend the inauguration in Washington. In the President's memoir, "Dreams from My Father," Barack Obama describes meeting George as a "painful affair." In the memoir, President Obama struggles to reconcile with his father after he left his mother when he was a child. Barack Obama Sr. died in a car accident when George was 6 months old.